ABOUT Rolf E. Goodwin

As a member of the Real Estate / Commercial Lending and Corporate Departments, Rolf brings a practical, focused approach to financing, sales and acquisition, and titles of real estate. He has extensive experience in commercial financing, including bank, SBA, bond, and asset-based loan structure and documentation, and has assisted lenders and borrowers through many workouts and foreclosures. Rolf has represented title insurance companies and insureds alike in the generation of, review of, and claims on title insurance policies. He works with owners and lenders in working through issues of land use regulation such as zoning, easements, growth regulation, condominium establishment and registration, and subdivision approval and registration.

As the lead director of the firm's non-profit entities practice group, Rolf has worked with many non-profit organizations on structural issues, financing and in helping with mission definition, including involvement with the Charitable Trusts division of the New Hampshire Department of Justice, where he has helped numerous organizations find common ground to avoid regulatory or litigation clashes.

Rolf works with donors and recipients in establishing conservation easements that meet the parties' intent while providing maximum flexibility against future changing circumstances.

Rolf received his J.D. from New York University (1982), University of Maine Law School, visiting student (1981-1982), Graduate School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (1978-1979) and A.B. from Harvard College, cum laude, 1978.


•Chambers and Partners USA 2019 (Real Estate)
Best Lawyers in America 2020 (Real Estate Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law)
•Lawyer of the Year 2019 in Best Lawyers in America (Non-Profit/Charities Law)

Articles & Presentations

•Qualified Disclaimers: A Trap for the Unwary New Hampshire Real Estate Lawyer
•Know The Law: Title Insurance Protects Against Defects
•Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Non-Profits Sharing Profits - 12/2009
•Avoiding Legal Traps in Health Care Growth with Non-Profits
•Passing the Baton
•Land Development and Conservation: Why Not Both?

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Areas of LAW

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate

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